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The record-breaking Bermuda Storm is one of the most impressive attractions in the world and it took a host of creative minds and companies from every corner of the globe to bring it all together. Here’s the story behind its creation


Simworx is expanding its business with a move into the sports entertainment sector, announcing a partnership with C360 View that will see the development of a ‘groundbreaking’ stadium viewing experience


Cedar Fair is making use of Attractions.io’s MapLayr, utilising the interactive and layered mapping technology to add 'flair and functionality' as it reimagines the mobile experience across all 13 of its US theme parks


The longest multi-launch coaster in Europe will open to the public next month with Europa-Park announcing an opening date for the Mack-designed Voltron Nevera


Natalia Szczepanczyk, segment manager for Experiential and Immersive Applications at Holoplot, shares insights into the status quo of immersive entertainment and the advances in audio technology Holoplot brings


Aura: The Forest at the Edge of the Sky is among the outstanding projects to be recognised with a Thea Award, with the Weta Workshop celebrating its achievements in creating the multisensory retail experience


BoldMove’s expanded Smash and Reload formats, as well as its new Voodoo Festival IP will be a key focus for the company through 2024


Holovis technology has been celebrated at the 30th annual TEA Thea Awards, with SeaWorld Yas Island, Abu Dhabi claiming one of the prestigious prizes


With the entertainment industry expected to contribute around US$23bn to Saudi Arabia by 2030, it’s no wonder that SEA Expo continues to grow at pace with the rapidly expanding market. Here’s what to expect for its sixth edition this May


Convious says it’s planning to unleash the power of dynamic pricing in 2024 with the company set to introduce new features designed to align with evolving consumer behaviour


As the customer experience becomes increasingly immersive, accesso is placing its focus for 2024 on seamless experiences through use of its cutting-edge technologies


Adirondack Studios has named Jeff Moulton, former director of Client Delivery for RWS Global’s Holland America Line division, as the company’s new VP of Project Delivery


Legoland Windsor’s Minifigure Speedway has been given the green light to open later this month


Triotech has a big year ahead, with the company’s year including new theme park openings across Asia, the Middle East and Europe


Connect&GO has promised to bring further enhancements to its Konnect platform in 2024, with the company also making waves across multiple markets alongside new partner attractions worldwide in the coming year


Alterface has a number of major projects and products set to launch in 2024, with its interactive technology utilised in the recently opened SpongeBob attraction at Circus Circus


What are some of the tips and tricks when it comes to simplifying waterpark maintenance? WhiteWater’s Ray Sagasky has the answers...


From Circuit Breaker at Cotaland to Flight of the Wicked Witch at Warner Bros Movie World, Vekoma’s 2024 has been hailed as ‘unprecedented’ with the rollercoaster manufacturer set for a number of major project launches across the world in the coming year


Specialists in media-based attractions, Simworx has a busy year on the cards in 2024 with a range of different projects set to be delivered worldwide


Attack on Titan will be the subject of a new flying theatre film from Brogent, with the company also planning the launch of new projects in the US, Mexico South Korea and Hong Kong


Attractions.io continues to champion the guest experience in 2024 with a host of new product releases. Here’s what the company has coming this year


WhiteWater is set for a big 2024, with the waterpark supplier outlining a host of projects set to open their doors in the coming year


Gone are the days of stuffy and quiet museums. In today's world, people seek unique experiences, an escape from reality, and a place where they can immerse themselves and express their creativity. With this in mind, we have asked our designers about the trends that are currently shaping museums. Read on to discover their insights


Triotech has announced a partnership with sales and project consultancy firm JNELC in order to expand the Canadian company’s reach in Europe


Belgium’s Bellewaerde Park is investing €21m in a new themed land for 2024. Erik Huijing visited Mundo Amazonia ahead of its opening next month to get a behind the scenes look at the upcoming addition to the park


From waterpark suppliers and media specialists to creative designers, dark ride producers and operations specialists, Planet Attractions has gone to every corner of the globe to find out what’s hot in 2024


Triotech and BoldMove have jointly announced the launch of the new Smash and Reload Maxi dark ride product alongside a new IP - Voodoo Festival


Connect&GO has announced a client partnership with Wicked Waves Water Park and Cape Cod Inflatable Park, with the attraction utilising the company’s Konnect platform to help simplify park operations and modernise its management technology


Malta National Aquarium has opened a brand new attraction from Triotech that blends state-of-the-art technology with special effects to create an exciting and educational underwater experience


Semnox Solutions has been named a technology partner at Palooza Park in Marrakech. The collaboration marks the attractions technology provider’s first project in Morocco


AV specialist Christie has for the third time in its history won an Academy Award, with Mike Perkins recognised for his work on the design and development of the Christie E3LH projection system


Prague Planetarium is currently undergoing a major redevelopment that will see the STEM attraction open Europe’s first and the world’s largest LED dome to the public in 2025


Alterface is eyeing malls and FECs in China for its Action League Interactive Thrill Ride, after the company announced its first such attraction in the country is set to open at Suzhou Paradise Forest World in May next year


European tourism and attractions consultants TDAC have added former Disney Imagineer Scott Ault to its growing team of industry experts


Christie has supplied a number of projection solutions for Museum X - an exciting immersive experience that recently opened to the public in South Korea


Sansei Technologies has announced the acquisition of leading experience design firm Forrec, with the Japanese ride and equipment manufacturer promising to elevate the guest experience through the new partnership


Scruffy Dog and Sela have teamed up to produce Wonder Garden - an immersive experience offering ‘limitless creativity’ during Riyadh Season


This year's IAAPA Expo brought huge news from across the industry, with Falcon’s Flight - the record-breaking coaster by Intamin coming to Six Flags Qiddiya - among the headliners


IAAPA Expo is making its grand return to Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center this week, with the 2023 edition of the event selling out its trade show floor for the first time since 2019


AV specialist Christie will showcase product capabilities of MicroTiles LED technology with video wall at IAAPA Expo 2023


At this year’s IAAPA Expo, BoldMove will host its first booth on the show floor, celebrating the milestone with the launch of a new IP for its Smash & Reload dark ride


At this year’s IAAPA Expo, WhiteWater will launch a new zero-G waterslide alongside several new attractions


RWS Global will make its trade show debut at this year’s IAAPA Expo, with the company set to showcase its projects from the past 12 months


Dual additions to accesso’s product portfolio have strengthened the attractions technology provider’s offering in 2023. Steve Drake, accesso’s senior vice president of Global Initiatives, speaks to Planet Attractions


September saw the debut of a brand-new addition to Salt Lake City’s Lagoon Park - a hybrid rollercoaster and dark ride experience known as Primordial. Planet Attractions speaks to Ernest Yale and Nol Van Genuchten about the experience and how its team brought the first-of-its-kind attraction to life


Sacoa Cashless System is set to reveal a number of new features for its payments solution at this year’s IAAPA Expo, with the company also announcing a new partnership with Brazilian FEC chain HotZone


A coaster themed after gravy and Thanksgiving dinner is among the offerings this IAAPA season, with Vekoma highlighting a host of major projects set to open in 2024 at this year’s Expo


Semnox will introduce a number of innovative new solutions at this year’s IAAPA Expo, with a bigger booth and a larger team on-hand to welcome attendees to the Orlando show


Simworx is set to celebrate the opening of Europe’s first Pegasus Flying Theatre attraction at IAAPA Expo, with the company also set to showcase several attractions innovations during this year’s show


Intamin’s Lukas Spieldiener speaks to Planet Attractions on the launch of a number of immersive projects this year, with further such attractions also in the pipeline for 2024 and beyond


Among its offerings at this year’s IAAPA Expo, leading guest experience platform Attractions.io is set to launch its MapLayr mapping engine and wayfinding solution as a stand-alone software development kit with the product set to go on show at the annual attractions spectacular


Bringing together some of the industry’s leading suppliers under one banner, the Attractions Technology Lab returns to Orlando next month to showcase a complete technical mock-up of a dark ride experience, with a behind the scenes look at how such an attraction comes to life


The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has debuted a brand new 3D digital display at its entrance, with a six minute show offering guests a look at the past, present and future of the US space programme


Attractions.io has partnered with Alton Towers to introduce an industry-first in-app dynamic lighting map to be utilised at the operator’s popular Scarefest and Ultimate Fireworks Spectacular events


A new free-roaming immersive Angry Birds experience has made its debut, with the Pigvasion sending players on a mission to recover stolen eggs from some villainous pigs


Morty - an experience app which describes itself as ‘the ultimate social copilot for you and your friends’ - has raised more than US$2.2m as the company expands operations into the haunted attractions market


Benoit Cornet shares a fascinating insight into the world of dark rides and the emergence of his new company - BoldMove Nation


ADG’s Julie Kline speaks to Planet Attractions on everything the company has to offer, including the upcoming US$400m Okana development in Oklahoma


Alex Book, co-founder and chief strategy officer at Arcade – The Creative Reality Company, explains how attractions and cultural institutions can make use of immersive technologies to reach new audiences


Vekoma has a number of high-profile projects and products in development, with the company highlighting a number of major projects set to open in 2024 and beyond


How do you create a successful stay at the waterpark for families with young children? WhiteWater’s Mark Weston has the answers


Intamin, Simworx and Vekoma are among the winners in this year’s Park World Excellence Awards, with 2023’s recipients named at a glamorous show in Vienna, Austria


Triotech has announced the launch of its latest project - a ‘next generation interactive dark coaster at Salt Lake City’s Lagoon Park


Rollercoaster manufacturer Vekoma is set to exhibit its new Family Launch and Super Boomerang Coasters at IAAPA Expo Europe


RWS Global will in attendance at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe to discuss major projects including the opening of the Hasbro City FEC, as well as several cruise line and resort partnerships


There’s a transformative shift happening when it comes to use of technology in attractions management. Anthony Palermo, co-founder of Connect&GO, spoke to Tom Anstey...


IAAPA is gearing up for its largest EMEA event ever, with the 2023 edition of IAAPA Expo Europe taking place in Vienna between September 25 - 28. Here’s everything you need to know about the event


Experiential design firm FORREC will showcase several of its latest projects, including the upcoming American Heartland Theme Park resort in Oklahoma, US


AV specialist Christie is to showcase new additions to its M 4K RGB projector series as well as new projects, including an immersive visitor attraction in Toronto, Canada


Experience UK’s UK Pavilion will return at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe, with the booth offering an ‘experiential showcase of British ingenuity’ to all attendees


Triotech will showcase several new projects and rides at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe, including its Stand Up Theater and Qube attractions


Attractions technology provider accesso will showcase the capabilities of it’s new PoS platform; accessoFreedom


Media-based attractions developer Brogent will showcase a new flying theatre attraction and film at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe


Attractions.io will showcase its guest experience platform at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe, with representatives on hand to guide visitors through the platform


WhiteWater is set to announce several new projects at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe. The waterpark manufacturer will also showcase its line of Blaster water rides at the event


Ticketing specialist Convious will host several education sessions on revenue, visitor experience and operations at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe in Vienna


At this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe, Simworx will showcase a new turnkey ride concept, alongside its expansive portfolio of dynamic media-based attractions


A world-first SpongeBob interactive dark ride is coming to Las Vegas’s Circus Circus, with Sally Dark Rides behind the US$6m development


Christie has worked with Maxin10sity to create a projection-mapped spectacle that has seen Germany’s Karlsruhe Palace transformed into a digital masterpiece


A new Intamin-designed rollercoaster, combining water elements with a thrill ride experience, will open at Six Flags Over Georgia in 2024


Manufactured by Rocky Mountain Construction, Silver Dollar City’s new Fire in the Hole indoor coaster is set to be the largest such attraction in the region when it opens in spring 2024


CGI studio Red Raion announces the launch of new CGI title ‘Van Helsing - Rise from the Dark’ in 5D, VR and Dome formats


The Gunpowder Plot is a multilayered immersive experience set at the Tower of London. Planet Attractions spoke to the team behind the development to see exactly how it came to life...


The Cincinnati Black Music Walk of Fame has opened following a two-year planning and design process led by JRA, part of RWS Global


Scruffy Dog Creative Group has been contracted to lead development design and handle design delivery at the upcoming Six Flags theme park in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Dive in as FlowRider’s Joshua Atkinson explores the shift in consumer mindsets and its impact on the attractions industry


Connect&GO and Amilia have announced a strategic technology partnerships that will see the two companies work together in the development of cutting-edge solutions in eCommerce and attractions management


As the company continues its rapid expansion in 2023, guest experience platform Attractions.io has named Ted Ismert as its new chief operating officer


Cedar Point has announced a sequel to Top Thrill Dragster, with Zamperla behind the reimagined Top Thrill 2, which will break the record for the world’s tallest and fastest triple-launch strata coaster when it opens in 2024


A major US$2bn theme park and resort development comparable to the likes of Disney and Universal is set to open in 2026 in the state of Oklahoma


Dronisos has broken the record for the largest drone show ever performed in Europe, with the company behind Disneyland Paris’s Bastille Day nighttime spectacle


Connect&GO has announced two new partnerships in France that will see the attractions technology specialists integrate its Konnect all-in-one platform with leading French ticket providers Ticketmaster France and France Billet


Atlantic City is celebrating the launch of its latest attraction - a US$100m world-class indoor waterpark on the City Boardwalk


Attractions.io is seeking to partner with new vendors on its guest experience platform, introducing new technologies to further enhance its overall offering


accesso has announced the acquisition of leading ticketing and visitor management system provider VGS, with the award-winning SnApp platform to be rebranded accesso Horizon


WhiteWater’s Grant Poje showcases five indoor waterpark projects that are helping to advance the sector and boost the sector’s mainstream popularity


A new themed land has arrived at Kings Island, with Adventure Port taking visitors on a journey in search of an ancient lost city’s forbidden temple


A new VR cinema attraction that allows guests to observe a family group of endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda has opened at Zoo Atlanta


Miirage is a new modular holographic system bringing the virtual world to life without any additional need for mobile devices, screens or wearables. The creators behind the technology speak to Planet Attractions about the new product and exactly what it can do...


How can you leverage user-generated content and photo purchases to drive revenue and simultaneously promote your attraction? Attractions.io’s Peter O’Dare has the answers...


Triotech has been selected to supply interactive dark rides for Saudi Arabia’s upcoming Transformers attractions


RWS Entertainment Group has rebranded as RWS Global to consolidate its subsidiaries – JRA, ted, and ARC – and strengthen its position as a global leader in the live entertainment sector


Digital agency Rubber Cheese has teamed up with attractions management platform Convious to launch the 2023 edition of its Visitor Attraction Website Report. The survey was launched during this year’s Museums + Heritage Show


WhiteWater has revealed details of more than 60 major projects across its waterpark, water ride and surf divisions opening worldwide throughout 2023


Attractions.io has teamed up with the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to develop a brand new experience platform for guests of the popular destination


Le Pal has welcomed a brand new dark ride experience, with BoldMove Nation and Triotech joining forces to bring Champi’Folies to life at the French theme park and animal attraction


The first ever recipients of The King’s Awards for Enterprise have been announced, with 7thSense recognised for demonstrating outstanding short-term growth and commercial success in international trade over the last three years


A first-of-its kind offering will make guests feel like they’re at the heart of the action during live UFC events, with Cosm’s ‘shared reality’ spectacles set to transform the way we watch live sporting events


Digital attractions platform Love To Visit has raised £2.1m as it aims to corner the UK tourism attractions market and expand its operations overseas


Koji Naito has been named the chairman and CEO of Christie, with Naito set to assume the role in addition to his current position as president and CEO of parent company Ushio


Arie Force One has been cleared for take off at Fun Spot America Atlanta, with the RMC steel coaster hybrid marking a major addition to the Georgia theme park


Christie has teamed up with Brazil’s Museum of Image and Sound of Ceará on the installation of an immersive multimedia room as part of a revamp of the historic institution


Ferrari World Abu Dhabi’s Mission Ferrari opened to the public to much fanfare in January. Holovis’s James Lodder shares a decade-long journey to realise this incredible immersive rollercoaster experience


Fun Spot America Atlanta’s hotly-anticipated RMC-manufactured ArieForce One is set to open later this month, with the major attraction representing the park’s largest-ever investment


Keith James, president of JRA; Robin Breese-Davies, executive vice president of ted; and Danielle Kramer, executive vice president of RWS, speak to Planet Attractions about what looks to be a bumper year ahead for the company


From waterpark suppliers and media specialists to creative designers and dark ride producers, Planet Attractions has gone to every corner of the globe to find out what’s hot in 2023


Norway’s TusenFryd will soon launch Europe’s first ever suspended triple launch coaster, with the NOK100m Storm - The Dragon Legend being described as the ‘most important single investment’ in the park’s 34-year history


Media tech specialist 7thSense has been recognised for two products in its brand new Performer range at this year’s ISE, which is currently underway in Barcelona


Connect&Go - a global leader in guest and attractions management technology - has grown significantly over the last decade. Its co-founder Anthony Palermo spoke to Planet Attractions


Chessington World of Adventures has unveiled what will become the world’s first Jumanji-themed coaster when it opens later this year


Attractions.io has teamed up with SSA Group to provide a fully digital experience for visitors to cultural attractions in 2023


It’s a new year with old records just waiting to be broken by some incredible new projects. Here are twelve blockbuster rollercoaster openings for the coming year


Trade body Experience UK has named David Willrich as its new chair


Simworx’s new flying theatre concept delivers a thrilling and immersive experience within a limited footprint. Simworx CEO Terry Monkton and lead creative Matt Clarkson told Planet Attractions more about the Brass Ring Award-nominated attraction


When it comes to all-in-one solutions for visitor attractions, Semnox’s Venue Management Software system has transformed operations at popular FEC Kokomo Joe’s. Here’s how the technology works


Convious has signed a multi-year deal with West Midland Safari Park to supply its fully-integrated eCommerce and guest experience platform


Developed specifically for attractions, nWave’s newest title takes viewers on an adventure with skunk and martial artist Meg, as she searches for a missing relic


World-leading visitor transportation specialist Severn Lamb has announced a major move in the acquisition of US company Trams International


Dronisos is seeking partners in the US following a successful year, which saw the company serve as a technology partner for Disneyland Paris


More than 36,000 people travelled to Orlando in November for the annual spectacular known as IAAPA Expo. Planet Attractions was in attendance


The attractions industry and wider attractions community has paid tribute to the legendary Alberto Zamperla following his death last week aged 71


ProSlide will announce a major new project at this year’s IAAPA Expo, with the company also revealing a record number of projects for 2023


WhiteWater will unveil six new products at IAAPA Expo, including three new waterslides, an all-in-one play structure and an innovation that ‘has been years in the making.’


Extreme Engineering will announce four new Cloud Coaster projects as well as debut two new products at this year’s IAAPA Expo in Orlando


A number of exhibitors will be using Christie technology at this year’s IAAPA Expo, with the company also set to showcase its MicroTiles LED among the products on its own stand


Spree Interactive is getting into the Christmas spirit a little early this year, with the launch of its Christmas Crunch VR title at the upcoming IAAPA Expo in Orlando


Ride manufacturer Zamperla is behind the CA$9m development of what will be Canada’s fastest launch coaster when it opens in 2024


RWS’s Sponsored Spotlight will showcase the company’s ‘endless possibilities’ following major acquisitions


IAAPA has unveiled the list of finalists for its prestigious Brass Ring Awards, with winners to be announced during a special ceremony at this year’s IAAPA Expo in Orlando, Florida


Red Raion will offer an exclusive preview of its latest title - ‘Around the World in 80 Days - Journey of Wonders’ - at this year’s IAAPA Expo


Frontgrid has launched its ParadropVR Pod attraction at Adventure Park Snowdonia in North Wales


The 2022 edition of IAAPA will see experience and attraction design firm Scruffy Dog return to the trade show floor for the first time since 2017


The dynamic media-based attractions specialist will showcase the attraction alongside its new Overdrive concept at the IAAPA Expo in Orlando, Florida


The immersive attractions designer will unveil details of its new attraction, new project and new ride content throughout this year’s IAAPA Expo, which takes place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando in November


Gateway Ticketing Systems has appointed Joe Marshall to lead the company’s UK operations


Convious showcased its digital engagement platform at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe. The company’s managing director for the UK & Ireland, Andy Povey, tells Planet Attractions about everything the company has to offer


Leading experience designers Mather & Co have named Kim Kherlopian as the company’s new managing director. Planet Attractions caught up with him at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe to find out more


Ahead of a special industry panel looking at iconic attractions, experts from WhiteWater have named their personal picks, explaining why they think their choice is an iconic attraction


Ohio’s Kings Island theme park will introduce Adventure Port, its newest themed area, in 2023. The themed land will feature several attractions and enhanced theming on a classic rollercoaster


Creative firm Zeitgeist Design and Production is behind three of this year’s haunted houses at Hersheypark’s Halloween spectacular Dark Nights


WhiteWater brings a strong presence to each and every IAAPA Expo. The company’s chief marketing officer, Una de Boer, tells Planet Attractions about everything the company has to offer


Industry veteran Paul Kent has been named as VP of global business development at Mad Systems


The entertainment group will provide full creative and production services for all live entertainment at this year’s IAAPA Expo


Family-friendly active free-roam VR experiences provider Spree Interactive showcased its technology at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe. Co-founder and CEO Jonathan Nowak Delgado spoke to Planet Attractions at the show


Katapult brought its entire team down to this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe in London. The company’s creative strategist, Kelly Herrick, spoke to Planet Attractions


Simworx has partnered with Katapult to develop a new dark ride offering an adrenaline-fuelled car chase. Simworx CEO Terry Monkton and lead creative Matt Clarkson spoke with Planet Attractions about the exciting new project


Vantage announced the launch of The Joy Economy at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe. Planet Attractions spoke to the Whitewater division’s new president, Michael Jungen, about the campaign and what he hopes to deliver with the technology


Experiential design collective Conductr made its first appearance at an IAAPA show this year as part of the Experience UK stand in London. Planet Attractions spoke to co-founder and CEO Peter Cliff about the start-up and its plans for the future


Triotech has landed a deal with Puy du Fou Asia that will see the dynamic attractions specialist supply several attractions to the upcoming SAGA attraction in Shanghai


BoldMove will offer attendees a close-up look at its AR Hybrid Quest attraction


OCT Group has debuted a first-of-its-kind attraction at its new Fabland Valley Resort in China. Triotech’s Ernest Yale and Nol van Genuchten speak to Planet Attractions about the exciting new multi-path dark ride, how it came to be and what it could mean for future attractions


WhiteWater is set to offer attendees a first look at its record-breaking Icon Tower at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe


Planet Attractions recently travelled to meet the team behind IAAPA Expo Europe - the EMEA region’s largest trade show for the attractions industry. Here’s what to expect from this year’s show.


Convious will recreate the guest experience to showcase the full capabilities of its cloud-based sales and marketing solution with an interactive, rocket ship-themed booth


Holovis has created an innovative two-in-one system that supports the delivery of two different media or real-time interactive experiences simultaneously within the same ride or attraction


accesso is set to showcase what it calls ‘the future of mobile consumer engagement’ at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe, with expanded solutions designed to help operators connect, engage and build loyalty with visitors


Alterface has revealed new theming and media packages for its award-winning Action League dark ride


Experience design firm FORREC will be on hand to discuss several of its high-profile projects, including the new Legoland Korea Resort, at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe


Attractions.io is adding a new feature to its mobile platform with the company set to showcase its new for 2022 wayfinding solution at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe


An immersive experience celebrating the life and music of rock legend Prince has opened in Chicago


FORREC and Sun Group have formed a long-term strategic partnership to develop world-class tourism projects in Vietnam


Media-based attractions specialist Triotech will showcase a new stand-up flying theatre attraction and announce a major European theme park project at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe


The dynamic media-based attractions specialist will showcase several new ride concepts at IAAPA Expo Europe


Mather & Co has developed the visitor experience for Hydro Ness - a new hydro scheme in Scotland on the River Ness that generates renewable energy using an Archimedes Screw


As we enter the busiest time of the year for most waterpark operators, the team at WhiteWater has offered some tips to ensure the season runs smoothly


Experiential design collective Conductr has appointed Ben Dowson to oversee the company’s creative division


Colour deficient and colour-blind visitors to Australia’s Chau Chak Wing Museum are now being offered special glasses to see works of art in clear, vibrant colour for the first time


FlowRider’s FlowSurf technology was inspired by river waves and creates never-ending waves


The redeveloped ‘The Open Era’ gallery is now open to the public at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum


Holovis and Azimuth have teamed up with grand plans to develop an XR content creation and digital engineering team in Malaysia, making the country a hub for the Southeast Asia region in XR technology development


The Tropical Paradise waterpark - part of the VinWonders Nha Trang Amusement Park - has reopened its doors following an expansion featuring new Polin attractions


The concert series, the second such partnership between Sofar Sounds and Tiqets, will see artists perform at iconic attractions in London and San Francisco.


FORREC’s Anthony Van Dam is set to leave the company after 34 years following his retirement announcement


How do you develop a POS system that caters to both digital natives and the generation before them? Convious’s Miendu Dang has the answers


Following the RWS acquisition of The Experience Department, Planet Attractions travelled to ted HQ to meet RWS CEO Ryan Stana and ted CEO Robin Breese-Davies to see what’s next following the landmark deal


The highly-anticipated ‘Flying Eyes’ dark ride opened at the Sun World Theme Park in late April


An iconic wedding destination is now home to a new visitor experience, with designers Mather & Co behind the newly-opened Gretna Green Experience


A number of attractions suppliers and manufacturers have been named winners of China’s prestigious Golden Crown Awards


The Hettema Group and Themespace are to combine their talents to form a single independent creative studio known as THG


Ultraleap is introducing a new tool to allow the use of hand tracking while wearing a Pico Neo 3 VR headset


ted is the latest company to come under the RWS umbrella, with the entertainment group now able to add a number of new strings to its ever-expanding bow


Attractions.io’s Peter O’Dare explains how user segmentation is transforming the visitor experience for the better


The hotly-anticipated Fønix from Vekoma has opened to the public at Fårup Sommerland with the new rollercoaster representing the park’s largest investment ever


Marwell Zoo and Attractions.io have teamed up for the development of a brand new app designed to enhance the visitor’s digital experience


The companies have entered into a three-year partnership that will see Accesso supply its point of sale solutions across four of Pyek Group’s waterparks


WhiteWater will work alongside Swim Drink Fish to promote sustainability in the attractions industry and clear Canada’s waterways


Walker joins the company with more than 20 years experience, having held senior creative roles at Universal Creative and Dynamic Attractions


The B&M-designed Emperor has opened to the public at SeaWorld San Diego


Leading experience designers Thinkwell have been acquired by Tait


How does an immersive experience tie in with the metaverse? John Munro, CEO and chief creative officer for storytellers Immersive has the answers


Polin has named Matteo Ferrarini new business development manager of its Western Europe team in Italy


Park operators have submitted a planning application for a four-acre interactive play land


Award-winning visual effects studio Moonraker is eyeing the planetarium market with the launch of its latest product - a full-dome experience that shows guests what it would be like to live and work on the moon


Attractions.io partnership with Merlin Entertainments has been expanded to include the supplier’s mobile wallet technology at all Merlin-operated theme parks


With so many big things coming in the year ahead, we’ve rounded up all the key events taking place this year. Welcome to your attractions calendar for 2022.


WaterSlider VR is the latest offering from BoldMove, with the new product offering an underwater VR experience inside a life raft


A pair of highly anticipated John Wick and Now You See Me attractions are making their way to MOTIONGATE at Dubai Parks and Resorts. Planet Attractions spoke to FORREC’s Eric O’Rourke about the record-breaking new additions


Lagotronics Projects will develop several media-based attractions, including a VR coaster and a dark ride for the upcoming Pradera Islands theme park


Cityneon has announced a deal with the Wuxi Jingkai Government to develop a global R&D facility in the city of Wuxi in China


Convious has named Andy Povey as its new managing director for the UK and Ireland, with Povey set to lead the company’s ambitious growth plan for the region


We’re not far off Mark Zuckerberg’s big reveal of the metaverse and what that means for the future, but when it comes to attractions, there are some companies already well ahead of the curve. Andrew Jacobs, accesso’s chief commercial officer, explains what it means for operators to be in a mobile-first world.


YellowRoc and ActiveLeisure have announced a partnership to deliver a complete construction and installation service for themed attractions


The water ride manufacturer will offer new sustainable services and products as part of its commitment to decarbonise the attractions industry


The company won prizes for best new product and best exhibit at this year’s IAAPA Brass Ring Awards


The Ferrari Experience comprises immersive simulator rides, an eSports adrenaline hub and an exclusive themed dining experience


The concept combines lighting, projection, audio and special effects to create an immersive mini-golf experience


A new virtual reality platform from VRsenal can double efficiency, throughput and ROI in footprint and price compared to the company’s previous single-player model


Simworx will be on hand to discuss several of its projects, including the newly opened Massameer Experience Ride at Boulevard RUH City in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


ParadropVR Pod is a compact, attendant-free version of the company’s Paradrop VR attraction


Gateway’s immersive Guest Journey experience enables operators to experience their attraction from a guest perspective


Illuminarium Experiences and Accesso are teaming up once again, with the operator set to make its Las Vegas debut at the highly-popular AREA15 immersive entertainment venue in 2022


The new attraction combines cutting-edge multimedia with world-class storytelling with a flying theatre experience


Forrec has worked on several high-profile projects, including the Nickelodeon Universe indoor theme park at American Dream


7thSense will be exhibiting at IAAPA Expo Europe as part of the Experience UK Pavilion


Attractions.io has developed a direct-to-table in-app food ordering system for those who want to maintain social distancing


Smash & Reload is a family-friendly attraction that combines competitive gameplay with a fun and interactive IP


The upgraded Galaxy is an integrated solution combining ticketing, admission control, resource management


Simworx will showcase two new attractions aimed at smaller venues at family entertainment centres at this year’s IAAPA Europe Expo


Battle Arena is a new interactive ride concept from Lagotronics Projects that pits riders against each other as they battle to score points


Kent will be responsible for leading business development for the company


Pixel Artworks has worked with Merlin Entertainments to develop Sundown Spectacular - an all-new lightshow at Warwick Castle celebrating the end of the British summer


China has welcomed a flying theatre to its Changbaishan Biosphere Reserve with Brogent Technologies supplying the landmark new attraction


The experience was developed to meet growing demands for high-end turnkey solutions and reliable technology


The Highland Council has appointed Mather & Co to help transform the castle into a world-class attraction


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Storm surge: How Chimelong Spaceship’s award-winning and record-breaking Bermuda Storm was brought to life


The record-breaking Bermuda Storm is one of the most impressive attractions in the world and it took a host of creative minds and companies from every corner of the globe to bring it all together. Here’s the story behind its creation

Simworx expands into sports entertainment sector with C360 View partnership


Simworx is expanding its business with a move into the sports entertainment sector, announcing a partnership with C360 View that will see the development of a ‘groundbreaking’ stadium viewing experience

Attractions.io’s MapLayr utilised for reimagined Cedar Fair guest experience app


Cedar Fair is making use of Attractions.io’s MapLayr, utilising the interactive and layered mapping technology to add 'flair and functionality' as it reimagines the mobile experience across all 13 of its US theme parks

Europa-Park’s record-breaking Voltron Nevera gets April opening date


The longest multi-launch coaster in Europe will open to the public next month with Europa-Park announcing an opening date for the Mack-designed Voltron Nevera

Spatial Sound, Immersive Audio: What is it and is it here to stay?


Natalia Szczepanczyk, segment manager for Experiential and Immersive Applications at Holoplot, shares insights into the status quo of immersive entertainment and the advances in audio technology Holoplot brings

Forest at the edge of the sky: Wētā Workshop celebrates Thea recognition for immersive mall experience


Aura: The Forest at the Edge of the Sky is among the outstanding projects to be recognised with a Thea Award, with the Weta Workshop celebrating its achievements in creating the multisensory retail experience

BoldMove’s Smash and Reload iterations and new IP company focus for 2024


BoldMove’s expanded Smash and Reload formats, as well as its new Voodoo Festival IP will be a key focus for the company through 2024

Holovis technology celebrated as SeaWorld Yas Island Abu Dhabi recognised with Thea Award


Holovis technology has been celebrated at the 30th annual TEA Thea Awards, with SeaWorld Yas Island, Abu Dhabi claiming one of the prestigious prizes

SEA Expo positioned as key industry event as Saudi attractions market continues to surge


With the entertainment industry expected to contribute around US$23bn to Saudi Arabia by 2030, it’s no wonder that SEA Expo continues to grow at pace with the rapidly expanding market. Here’s what to expect for its sixth edition this May

Dynamic pricing at the forefront for Convious in 2024


Convious says it’s planning to unleash the power of dynamic pricing in 2024 with the company set to introduce new features designed to align with evolving consumer behaviour

‘Innovative solutions for today and for the future’ as accesso looks forward to year ahead


As the customer experience becomes increasingly immersive, accesso is placing its focus for 2024 on seamless experiences through use of its cutting-edge technologies

Adirondack Studios appoints cruise and theatre veteran Jeff Moulton to executive team


Adirondack Studios has named Jeff Moulton, former director of Client Delivery for RWS Global’s Holland America Line division, as the company’s new VP of Project Delivery

Legoland Windsor’s Minifigure Speedway gets opening date


Legoland Windsor’s Minifigure Speedway has been given the green light to open later this month

Triotech working on new theme park openings across Asia, the Middle East and Europe in 2024


Triotech has a big year ahead, with the company’s year including new theme park openings across Asia, the Middle East and Europe

Connect&GO’s ‘truly integrated’ Konnect platform to ‘reshape attractions technology landscape’ in 2024


Connect&GO has promised to bring further enhancements to its Konnect platform in 2024, with the company also making waves across multiple markets alongside new partner attractions worldwide in the coming year

SpongeBob kickstarts year for Alterface as new projects and products in store for 2024


Alterface has a number of major projects and products set to launch in 2024, with its interactive technology utilised in the recently opened SpongeBob attraction at Circus Circus

Things you might not know about water slide refurbishment


What are some of the tips and tricks when it comes to simplifying waterpark maintenance? WhiteWater’s Ray Sagasky has the answers...

‘Unprecedented’ year for Vekoma as ‘incredible number of projects’ set for launch in 2024


From Circuit Breaker at Cotaland to Flight of the Wicked Witch at Warner Bros Movie World, Vekoma’s 2024 has been hailed as ‘unprecedented’ with the rollercoaster manufacturer set for a number of major project launches across the world in the coming year

Openings galore as Simworx shares what’s in store for 2024


Specialists in media-based attractions, Simworx has a busy year on the cards in 2024 with a range of different projects set to be delivered worldwide

Brogent plans Attack on Titan content as company also prepares to open trio of flying theatres in 2024


Attack on Titan will be the subject of a new flying theatre film from Brogent, with the company also planning the launch of new projects in the US, Mexico South Korea and Hong Kong

Attractions.io championing guest experience in 2024 with new product releases


Attractions.io continues to champion the guest experience in 2024 with a host of new product releases. Here’s what the company has coming this year

Bumper year for WhiteWater as supplier outlines range of projects opening in 2024


WhiteWater is set for a big 2024, with the waterpark supplier outlining a host of projects set to open their doors in the coming year

Museum exhibition design trends


Gone are the days of stuffy and quiet museums. In today's world, people seek unique experiences, an escape from reality, and a place where they can immerse themselves and express their creativity. With this in mind, we have asked our designers about the trends that are currently shaping museums. Read on to discover their insights

Triotech expands European reach with JNELC partnership


Triotech has announced a partnership with sales and project consultancy firm JNELC in order to expand the Canadian company’s reach in Europe

Mundo Amazonia: Exploring Bellewaerde Park’s new themed area for 2024


Belgium’s Bellewaerde Park is investing €21m in a new themed land for 2024. Erik Huijing visited Mundo Amazonia ahead of its opening next month to get a behind the scenes look at the upcoming addition to the park

Supplier Showcase 2024: The biggest attractions projects landing worldwide this year


From waterpark suppliers and media specialists to creative designers, dark ride producers and operations specialists, Planet Attractions has gone to every corner of the globe to find out what’s hot in 2024

Triotech and BoldMove introduce Smash and Reload Maxi alongside Voodoo Festival IP


Triotech and BoldMove have jointly announced the launch of the new Smash and Reload Maxi dark ride product alongside a new IP - Voodoo Festival

Wicked Waves Water Park partners with Connect&GO to optimise management operations


Connect&GO has announced a client partnership with Wicked Waves Water Park and Cape Cod Inflatable Park, with the attraction utilising the company’s Konnect platform to help simplify park operations and modernise its management technology

Triotech instals new attraction at Malta National Aquarium


Malta National Aquarium has opened a brand new attraction from Triotech that blends state-of-the-art technology with special effects to create an exciting and educational underwater experience

Semnox Solutions announces tech partnership with Morocco’s Palooza Park


Semnox Solutions has been named a technology partner at Palooza Park in Marrakech. The collaboration marks the attractions technology provider’s first project in Morocco

Christie’s Mike Perkins honoured with Academy Award


AV specialist Christie has for the third time in its history won an Academy Award, with Mike Perkins recognised for his work on the design and development of the Christie E3LH projection system

Prague Planetarium to open world’s largest and Europe’s first LED dome


Prague Planetarium is currently undergoing a major redevelopment that will see the STEM attraction open Europe’s first and the world’s largest LED dome to the public in 2025

‘Ambitious plans’ in store for China as Alterface announces country’s first Action League Interactive Thrill Ride for Suzhou


Alterface is eyeing malls and FECs in China for its Action League Interactive Thrill Ride, after the company announced its first such attraction in the country is set to open at Suzhou Paradise Forest World in May next year

Former Disney Imagineer and industry veteran Scott Ault joins TDAC


European tourism and attractions consultants TDAC have added former Disney Imagineer Scott Ault to its growing team of industry experts

South Korea’s Museum X wows audiences with immersive experiences powered by Christie technology


Christie has supplied a number of projection solutions for Museum X - an exciting immersive experience that recently opened to the public in South Korea

Sansei Technologies promises to elevate guest experience after announcing major acquisition of Forrec


Sansei Technologies has announced the acquisition of leading experience design firm Forrec, with the Japanese ride and equipment manufacturer promising to elevate the guest experience through the new partnership

Scruffy Dog and Sela unveil immersive Wonder Garden experience park


Scruffy Dog and Sela have teamed up to produce Wonder Garden - an immersive experience offering ‘limitless creativity’ during Riyadh Season

‘Evolution of the century’: Intamin reveals new details on world’s tallest, fastest, and longest rollercoaster


This year's IAAPA Expo brought huge news from across the industry, with Falcon’s Flight - the record-breaking coaster by Intamin coming to Six Flags Qiddiya - among the headliners

Everything you need to know about IAAPA Expo 2023


IAAPA Expo is making its grand return to Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center this week, with the 2023 edition of the event selling out its trade show floor for the first time since 2019

IAAPA Expo 2023: Christie to exhibit technology capabilities in Orlando


AV specialist Christie will showcase product capabilities of MicroTiles LED technology with video wall at IAAPA Expo 2023

IAAPA Expo 2023: BoldMove to make IAAPA Expo tradeshow debut with Mardi Gras-themed IP for Smash & Reload dark ride


At this year’s IAAPA Expo, BoldMove will host its first booth on the show floor, celebrating the milestone with the launch of a new IP for its Smash & Reload dark ride

IAAPA Expo 2023: WhiteWater to launch innovative new waterslide


At this year’s IAAPA Expo, WhiteWater will launch a new zero-G waterslide alongside several new attractions

IAAPA Expo 2023: RWS Global to showcase 2023 project highlights in trade show debut


RWS Global will make its trade show debut at this year’s IAAPA Expo, with the company set to showcase its projects from the past 12 months

WATCH: Steve Drake on accesso’s expanding portfolio


Dual additions to accesso’s product portfolio have strengthened the attractions technology provider’s offering in 2023. Steve Drake, accesso’s senior vice president of Global Initiatives, speaks to Planet Attractions

Next generation: How Triotech innovated a first of its kind attraction with Lagoon Park’s Primordial


September saw the debut of a brand-new addition to Salt Lake City’s Lagoon Park - a hybrid rollercoaster and dark ride experience known as Primordial. Planet Attractions speaks to Ernest Yale and Nol Van Genuchten about the experience and how its team brought the first-of-its-kind attraction to life

IAAPA Expo 2023: Sacoa Cashless System announces partnership with Brazilian FEC chain ahead of new feature reveals at Expo


Sacoa Cashless System is set to reveal a number of new features for its payments solution at this year’s IAAPA Expo, with the company also announcing a new partnership with Brazilian FEC chain HotZone

IAAPA Expo 2023: Vekoma to showcase Gravy and Flash themed coasters among 2024 highlights


A coaster themed after gravy and Thanksgiving dinner is among the offerings this IAAPA season, with Vekoma highlighting a host of major projects set to open in 2024 at this year’s Expo

IAAPA Expo 2023: Innovative range of solutions on show as Semnox set to showcase new products


Semnox will introduce a number of innovative new solutions at this year’s IAAPA Expo, with a bigger booth and a larger team on-hand to welcome attendees to the Orlando show

IAAPA Expo 2023: Simworx celebrating launch of Europe’s first Pegasus Flying Theatre attraction


Simworx is set to celebrate the opening of Europe’s first Pegasus Flying Theatre attraction at IAAPA Expo, with the company also set to showcase several attractions innovations during this year’s show

WATCH: Intamin’s Lukas Spieldiener on company’s immersive projects


Intamin’s Lukas Spieldiener speaks to Planet Attractions on the launch of a number of immersive projects this year, with further such attractions also in the pipeline for 2024 and beyond

IAAPA Expo 2023: Attractions.io to launch innovative mapping technology as stand-alone offering


Among its offerings at this year’s IAAPA Expo, leading guest experience platform Attractions.io is set to launch its MapLayr mapping engine and wayfinding solution as a stand-alone software development kit with the product set to go on show at the annual attractions spectacular

Attractions Technology Lab set for return during week of IAAPA Expo with dark ride event


Bringing together some of the industry’s leading suppliers under one banner, the Attractions Technology Lab returns to Orlando next month to showcase a complete technical mock-up of a dark ride experience, with a behind the scenes look at how such an attraction comes to life

Kennedy Space Center debuts 3D entrance plaza display


The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has debuted a brand new 3D digital display at its entrance, with a six minute show offering guests a look at the past, present and future of the US space programme

Attractions.io launches industry-first in-app map with dynamic lighting at Alton Towers


Attractions.io has partnered with Alton Towers to introduce an industry-first in-app dynamic lighting map to be utilised at the operator’s popular Scarefest and Ultimate Fireworks Spectacular events

Pigvasion: Attraktion! and Rovio launch free roaming immersive Angry Birds experience


A new free-roaming immersive Angry Birds experience has made its debut, with the Pigvasion sending players on a mission to recover stolen eggs from some villainous pigs

Experience app Morty raises US$2.2m as platform expands into haunted attractions market


Morty - an experience app which describes itself as ‘the ultimate social copilot for you and your friends’ - has raised more than US$2.2m as the company expands operations into the haunted attractions market

Thought leaders: Benoit Cornet on how BoldMove is developing the total dark ride package


Benoit Cornet shares a fascinating insight into the world of dark rides and the emergence of his new company - BoldMove Nation

WATCH: Julie Kline on ADG, EpicSurf and company’s development pipeline


ADG’s Julie Kline speaks to Planet Attractions on everything the company has to offer, including the upcoming US$400m Okana development in Oklahoma

Using technology to take the visitor experience beyond the four walls


Alex Book, co-founder and chief strategy officer at Arcade – The Creative Reality Company, explains how attractions and cultural institutions can make use of immersive technologies to reach new audiences

Vekoma highlights high profile launches, with major attractions to open in 2024


Vekoma has a number of high-profile projects and products in development, with the company highlighting a number of major projects set to open in 2024 and beyond

Are you underestimating the kids’ area in your waterpark?


How do you create a successful stay at the waterpark for families with young children? WhiteWater’s Mark Weston has the answers

Suppliers and attractions celebrated as Park World Excellence Award winners revealed


Intamin, Simworx and Vekoma are among the winners in this year’s Park World Excellence Awards, with 2023’s recipients named at a glamorous show in Vienna, Austria

IAAPA Expo Europe 2023: Triotech celebrates launch of ‘next generation’ Primordial interactive dark coaster for US’s Lagoon Park


Triotech has announced the launch of its latest project - a ‘next generation interactive dark coaster at Salt Lake City’s Lagoon Park

IAAPA Expo Europe 2023: Vekoma to showcase new rollercoaster launches


Rollercoaster manufacturer Vekoma is set to exhibit its new Family Launch and Super Boomerang Coasters at IAAPA Expo Europe

IAAPA Expo Europe 2023: RWS Global to showcase major cruise line collaborations, resort partnerships and Hasbro City opening


RWS Global will in attendance at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe to discuss major projects including the opening of the Hasbro City FEC, as well as several cruise line and resort partnerships

Solving the puzzle: Connect&GO’s Anthony Palermo on how technology is rapidly changing attractions management


There’s a transformative shift happening when it comes to use of technology in attractions management. Anthony Palermo, co-founder of Connect&GO, spoke to Tom Anstey...

Everything you need to know about IAAPA Expo Europe 2023


IAAPA is gearing up for its largest EMEA event ever, with the 2023 edition of IAAPA Expo Europe taking place in Vienna between September 25 - 28. Here’s everything you need to know about the event

IAAPA Expo Europe 2023: American Heartland and Mandai Bird Paradise among projects to be showcased by FORREC


Experiential design firm FORREC will showcase several of its latest projects, including the upcoming American Heartland Theme Park resort in Oklahoma, US

IAAPA Expo Europe 2023: Christie to present new technologies and projects in Vienna


AV specialist Christie is to showcase new additions to its M 4K RGB projector series as well as new projects, including an immersive visitor attraction in Toronto, Canada

IAAPA Expo Europe 2023: Experience UK gearing up for return of UK Pavilion


Experience UK’s UK Pavilion will return at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe, with the booth offering an ‘experiential showcase of British ingenuity’ to all attendees

IAAPA Expo Europe 2023: Triotech to showcase latest projects and attractions


Triotech will showcase several new projects and rides at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe, including its Stand Up Theater and Qube attractions

IAAPA Expo Europe 2023: accesso to showcase new PoS platform


Attractions technology provider accesso will showcase the capabilities of it’s new PoS platform; accessoFreedom

IAAPA Expo Europe 2023: Brogent to debut new flying theatre attraction and film


Media-based attractions developer Brogent will showcase a new flying theatre attraction and film at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe

IAAPA Expo Europe 2023: Attractions.io to present guest experience platform in Vienna


Attractions.io will showcase its guest experience platform at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe, with representatives on hand to guide visitors through the platform

IAAPA Expo Europe 2023: WhiteWater to announce several upcoming projects


WhiteWater is set to announce several new projects at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe. The waterpark manufacturer will also showcase its line of Blaster water rides at the event

IAAPA Expo Europe 2023: Convious to reveal ‘hidden worlds’ of experience economy


Ticketing specialist Convious will host several education sessions on revenue, visitor experience and operations at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe in Vienna

IAAPA Expo Europe 2023: Simworx to debut Zombie Metro Mayhem concept


At this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe, Simworx will showcase a new turnkey ride concept, alongside its expansive portfolio of dynamic media-based attractions

World-first SpongeBob dark ride coming to Las Vegas


A world-first SpongeBob interactive dark ride is coming to Las Vegas’s Circus Circus, with Sally Dark Rides behind the US$6m development

Christie powers projection-mapped spectacle at Schlosslichtspiele Festival with Pandoras Box technology


Christie has worked with Maxin10sity to create a projection-mapped spectacle that has seen Germany’s Karlsruhe Palace transformed into a digital masterpiece

Intamin coaster to open at Six Flags Over Georgia in 2024


A new Intamin-designed rollercoaster, combining water elements with a thrill ride experience, will open at Six Flags Over Georgia in 2024

Midwest’s largest indoor rollercoaster to open at US’s Silver Dollar City in 2024


Manufactured by Rocky Mountain Construction, Silver Dollar City’s new Fire in the Hole indoor coaster is set to be the largest such attraction in the region when it opens in spring 2024

Red Raion launches new CGI title ‘Van Helsing - Rise from the Dark’


CGI studio Red Raion announces the launch of new CGI title ‘Van Helsing - Rise from the Dark’ in 5D, VR and Dome formats

Unfoiling the plot: Meet the team behind the Tower of London’s Gunpowder Plot experience


The Gunpowder Plot is a multilayered immersive experience set at the Tower of London. Planet Attractions spoke to the team behind the development to see exactly how it came to life...

JRA-designed Cincinnati Black Music Walk of Fame opens to the public


The Cincinnati Black Music Walk of Fame has opened following a two-year planning and design process led by JRA, part of RWS Global

Scruffy Dog secures significant contract with Six Flags, Qiddiya


Scruffy Dog Creative Group has been contracted to lead development design and handle design delivery at the upcoming Six Flags theme park in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

What’s next for the experience economy and consumer trends?


Dive in as FlowRider’s Joshua Atkinson explores the shift in consumer mindsets and its impact on the attractions industry

Connect&GO forms strategic technology partnership with eCommerce company Amilia


Connect&GO and Amilia have announced a strategic technology partnerships that will see the two companies work together in the development of cutting-edge solutions in eCommerce and attractions management

Ted Ismert named new chief operating officer for Attractions.io


As the company continues its rapid expansion in 2023, guest experience platform Attractions.io has named Ted Ismert as its new chief operating officer

Cedar Point announces record-breaking sequel to Top Thrill Dragster with reengineered Top Thrill 2


Cedar Point has announced a sequel to Top Thrill Dragster, with Zamperla behind the reimagined Top Thrill 2, which will break the record for the world’s tallest and fastest triple-launch strata coaster when it opens in 2024

Plans announced for US$2bn theme park and resort development in Oklahoma


A major US$2bn theme park and resort development comparable to the likes of Disney and Universal is set to open in 2026 in the state of Oklahoma

Dronisos and Disneyland Paris set record for largest drone show in Europe


Dronisos has broken the record for the largest drone show ever performed in Europe, with the company behind Disneyland Paris’s Bastille Day nighttime spectacle

Connect&GO announces new partnerships with Ticketmaster France and France Billet


Connect&GO has announced two new partnerships in France that will see the attractions technology specialists integrate its Konnect all-in-one platform with leading French ticket providers Ticketmaster France and France Billet

World’s largest beachfront indoor waterpark opens in Atlantic City


Atlantic City is celebrating the launch of its latest attraction - a US$100m world-class indoor waterpark on the City Boardwalk

Attractions.io enhances partnership strategy to expand integrated app ecosystem


Attractions.io is seeking to partner with new vendors on its guest experience platform, introducing new technologies to further enhance its overall offering

accesso acquires VGS in major deal that sees VGS platform rebranded accesso Horizon


accesso has announced the acquisition of leading ticketing and visitor management system provider VGS, with the award-winning SnApp platform to be rebranded accesso Horizon

Five indoor waterparks that are forecasting future trends


WhiteWater’s Grant Poje showcases five indoor waterpark projects that are helping to advance the sector and boost the sector’s mainstream popularity

Kings Island’s Adventure Port ready to welcome guests for grand opening


A new themed land has arrived at Kings Island, with Adventure Port taking visitors on a journey in search of an ancient lost city’s forbidden temple

Zoo Atlanta’s new Immotion-designed VR attraction transports guests to jungles of Rwanda


A new VR cinema attraction that allows guests to observe a family group of endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda has opened at Zoo Atlanta

Bridging realities: How Miirage’s no-glasses holographic experience could change the game for immersive experiences


Miirage is a new modular holographic system bringing the virtual world to life without any additional need for mobile devices, screens or wearables. The creators behind the technology speak to Planet Attractions about the new product and exactly what it can do...

It takes a village: How to increase spending and social reach through micro-influencing with Attractions.io


How can you leverage user-generated content and photo purchases to drive revenue and simultaneously promote your attraction? Attractions.io’s Peter O’Dare has the answers...

Triotech selected to develop multiple attractions for Transformers experiences in Saudi Arabia


Triotech has been selected to supply interactive dark rides for Saudi Arabia’s upcoming Transformers attractions

RWS Global unites subsidiaries with major rebrand


RWS Entertainment Group has rebranded as RWS Global to consolidate its subsidiaries – JRA, ted, and ARC – and strengthen its position as a global leader in the live entertainment sector

Convious partners with Rubber Cheese to launch 2023 Visitor Attraction Website Report Survey


Digital agency Rubber Cheese has teamed up with attractions management platform Convious to launch the 2023 edition of its Visitor Attraction Website Report. The survey was launched during this year’s Museums + Heritage Show

WhiteWater announces major project openings for 2023


WhiteWater has revealed details of more than 60 major projects across its waterpark, water ride and surf divisions opening worldwide throughout 2023

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex partners with Attractions.io to reimagine guest experience platform


Attractions.io has teamed up with the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to develop a brand new experience platform for guests of the popular destination

BoldMove and Triotech collaborate to bring all new Champi'Folies dark ride to Le Pal


Le Pal has welcomed a brand new dark ride experience, with BoldMove Nation and Triotech joining forces to bring Champi’Folies to life at the French theme park and animal attraction

7thSense recognised with prestigious King’s Award Enterprise in International Trade


The first ever recipients of The King’s Awards for Enterprise have been announced, with 7thSense recognised for demonstrating outstanding short-term growth and commercial success in international trade over the last three years

‘Beyond the arena’: UFC set to offer ‘shared reality’ live events at all-new experiential venues


A first-of-its kind offering will make guests feel like they’re at the heart of the action during live UFC events, with Cosm’s ‘shared reality’ spectacles set to transform the way we watch live sporting events

‘Uber Eats’ for attractions: Love To Visit raises £2.1m to enhance UK operations


Digital attractions platform Love To Visit has raised £2.1m as it aims to corner the UK tourism attractions market and expand its operations overseas

Ushio names Koji Naito new Christie chairman and CEO


Koji Naito has been named the chairman and CEO of Christie, with Naito set to assume the role in addition to his current position as president and CEO of parent company Ushio

Rocky Mountain Coaster’s highly-anticipated Arie Force One makes debut at Fun Spot America Atlanta


Arie Force One has been cleared for take off at Fun Spot America Atlanta, with the RMC steel coaster hybrid marking a major addition to the Georgia theme park

Eleven million pixels: Christie powers new immersive room in Brazil’s Museum of Image and Sound of Ceará


Christie has teamed up with Brazil’s Museum of Image and Sound of Ceará on the installation of an immersive multimedia room as part of a revamp of the historic institution

Mission Holovis: How Holovis brought Ferrari World Abu Dhabi’s immersive mega coaster Mission Ferrari to life


Ferrari World Abu Dhabi’s Mission Ferrari opened to the public to much fanfare in January. Holovis’s James Lodder shares a decade-long journey to realise this incredible immersive rollercoaster experience

Opening date announced for Fun Spot America’s highly-anticipated ArieForce One coaster


Fun Spot America Atlanta’s hotly-anticipated RMC-manufactured ArieForce One is set to open later this month, with the major attraction representing the park’s largest-ever investment

Transforming the business: Meet the minds behind RWS Entertainment Group


Keith James, president of JRA; Robin Breese-Davies, executive vice president of ted; and Danielle Kramer, executive vice president of RWS, speak to Planet Attractions about what looks to be a bumper year ahead for the company

Supplier Showcase 2023: The biggest attractions projects landing worldwide this year


From waterpark suppliers and media specialists to creative designers and dark ride producers, Planet Attractions has gone to every corner of the globe to find out what’s hot in 2023

Europe’s first triple launch coaster coming to Norway’s TusenFryd in April


Norway’s TusenFryd will soon launch Europe’s first ever suspended triple launch coaster, with the NOK100m Storm - The Dragon Legend being described as the ‘most important single investment’ in the park’s 34-year history

7thSense wins big at ISE with double Best of Show Award


Media tech specialist 7thSense has been recognised for two products in its brand new Performer range at this year’s ISE, which is currently underway in Barcelona

WATCH: Anthony Palermo on how Connect&Go is transforming attractions operations


Connect&Go - a global leader in guest and attractions management technology - has grown significantly over the last decade. Its co-founder Anthony Palermo spoke to Planet Attractions

Chessington to open world’s first Jumanji coaster


Chessington World of Adventures has unveiled what will become the world’s first Jumanji-themed coaster when it opens later this year

Attractions.io and SSA Group join forces to deliver fully digital experience to cultural attractions in 2023


Attractions.io has teamed up with SSA Group to provide a fully digital experience for visitors to cultural attractions in 2023

Twelve of the biggest rollercoaster openings of 2023


It’s a new year with old records just waiting to be broken by some incredible new projects. Here are twelve blockbuster rollercoaster openings for the coming year

David Willrich named new Experience UK chair


Trade body Experience UK has named David Willrich as its new chair

Pegasus: Inside Simworx’s new Brass Ring Award-nominated flying theatre attraction


Simworx’s new flying theatre concept delivers a thrilling and immersive experience within a limited footprint. Simworx CEO Terry Monkton and lead creative Matt Clarkson told Planet Attractions more about the Brass Ring Award-nominated attraction

All-in-one: How Semnox’s Venue Management system has transformed operations at Kokomo Joe’s


When it comes to all-in-one solutions for visitor attractions, Semnox’s Venue Management Software system has transformed operations at popular FEC Kokomo Joe’s. Here’s how the technology works

Convious named tech partner for West Midland Safari Park


Convious has signed a multi-year deal with West Midland Safari Park to supply its fully-integrated eCommerce and guest experience platform

nWave unveils new attractions title ‘Meg and the Lost Scepter’


Developed specifically for attractions, nWave’s newest title takes viewers on an adventure with skunk and martial artist Meg, as she searches for a missing relic

Severn Lamb announces major acquisition of US company Trams International


World-leading visitor transportation specialist Severn Lamb has announced a major move in the acquisition of US company Trams International

Dronisos targets US market following exciting year


Dronisos is seeking partners in the US following a successful year, which saw the company serve as a technology partner for Disneyland Paris

IAAPA Expo 2022: 36,000 gather for industry extravaganza


More than 36,000 people travelled to Orlando in November for the annual spectacular known as IAAPA Expo. Planet Attractions was in attendance

Industry pays tribute to legendary Alberto Zamperla following his death


The attractions industry and wider attractions community has paid tribute to the legendary Alberto Zamperla following his death last week aged 71

ProSlide set to shatter projects record for 2023 with major announcement coming at IAAPA Expo


ProSlide will announce a major new project at this year’s IAAPA Expo, with the company also revealing a record number of projects for 2023

WhiteWater to launch six new projects at IAAPA Expo including ‘years in the making’ innovation


WhiteWater will unveil six new products at IAAPA Expo, including three new waterslides, an all-in-one play structure and an innovation that ‘has been years in the making.’

Extreme Engineering to reveal new ride, product and coaster installs at IAAPA Expo


Extreme Engineering will announce four new Cloud Coaster projects as well as debut two new products at this year’s IAAPA Expo in Orlando

Christie set to showcase offerings as technology set to go on display across IAAPA Expo


A number of exhibitors will be using Christie technology at this year’s IAAPA Expo, with the company also set to showcase its MicroTiles LED among the products on its own stand

Spree Interactive to launch Christmas-themed VR experience at IAAPA Expo


Spree Interactive is getting into the Christmas spirit a little early this year, with the launch of its Christmas Crunch VR title at the upcoming IAAPA Expo in Orlando

Zamperla to install Canada’s fastest launch coaster at Vancouver’s Playland Amuseument Park


Ride manufacturer Zamperla is behind the CA$9m development of what will be Canada’s fastest launch coaster when it opens in 2024

RWS to showcase new capabilities following JRA and ted acquisitions in Sponsored Spotlight at IAAPA Expo


RWS’s Sponsored Spotlight will showcase the company’s ‘endless possibilities’ following major acquisitions

IAAPA announces 2022 Brass Ring Awards finalists


IAAPA has unveiled the list of finalists for its prestigious Brass Ring Awards, with winners to be announced during a special ceremony at this year’s IAAPA Expo in Orlando, Florida

Red Raion to preview new title at IAAPA Expo


Red Raion will offer an exclusive preview of its latest title - ‘Around the World in 80 Days - Journey of Wonders’ - at this year’s IAAPA Expo

Frontgrid opens ParadropVR Pod attraction at first UK location


Frontgrid has launched its ParadropVR Pod attraction at Adventure Park Snowdonia in North Wales

Scruffy Dog to exhibit at IAAPA Expo for the first time in five years


The 2022 edition of IAAPA will see experience and attraction design firm Scruffy Dog return to the trade show floor for the first time since 2017

Simworx to launch Pegasus flying theatre at IAAPA Expo


The dynamic media-based attractions specialist will showcase the attraction alongside its new Overdrive concept at the IAAPA Expo in Orlando, Florida

Triotech to reveal new attraction, project and ride content at this year’s IAAPA Expo


The immersive attractions designer will unveil details of its new attraction, new project and new ride content throughout this year’s IAAPA Expo, which takes place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando in November

Gateway names Joe Marshall new managing director for United Kingdom


Gateway Ticketing Systems has appointed Joe Marshall to lead the company’s UK operations

WATCH: Meet Convious’s managing director for the UK & Ireland, Andy Povey


Convious showcased its digital engagement platform at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe. The company’s managing director for the UK & Ireland, Andy Povey, tells Planet Attractions about everything the company has to offer

WATCH: Meet Mather & Co’s new managing director, Kim Kherlopian


Leading experience designers Mather & Co have named Kim Kherlopian as the company’s new managing director. Planet Attractions caught up with him at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe to find out more

Industry experts name iconic attractions ahead of special IAAPA webcast


Ahead of a special industry panel looking at iconic attractions, experts from WhiteWater have named their personal picks, explaining why they think their choice is an iconic attraction

Kings Island’s Adventure Port set for 2023 debut


Ohio’s Kings Island theme park will introduce Adventure Port, its newest themed area, in 2023. The themed land will feature several attractions and enhanced theming on a classic rollercoaster

Zeitgeist develops haunted houses for Hersheypark’s Dark Nights event


Creative firm Zeitgeist Design and Production is behind three of this year’s haunted houses at Hersheypark’s Halloween spectacular Dark Nights

WATCH: Meet WhiteWater’s chief marketing officer Una de Boer


WhiteWater brings a strong presence to each and every IAAPA Expo. The company’s chief marketing officer, Una de Boer, tells Planet Attractions about everything the company has to offer

Paul Kent to lead global business development at Mad Systems


Industry veteran Paul Kent has been named as VP of global business development at Mad Systems

RWS to produce live entertainment at IAAPA Expo


The entertainment group will provide full creative and production services for all live entertainment at this year’s IAAPA Expo

WATCH: Meet Spree Interactive CEO and co-founder Jonathan Nowak Delgado


Family-friendly active free-roam VR experiences provider Spree Interactive showcased its technology at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe. Co-founder and CEO Jonathan Nowak Delgado spoke to Planet Attractions at the show

WATCH: Meet Katapult’s creative strategist Kelly Herrick


Katapult brought its entire team down to this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe in London. The company’s creative strategist, Kelly Herrick, spoke to Planet Attractions

Into Overdrive: Inside the innovative new dark ride from Simworx


Simworx has partnered with Katapult to develop a new dark ride offering an adrenaline-fuelled car chase. Simworx CEO Terry Monkton and lead creative Matt Clarkson spoke with Planet Attractions about the exciting new project

WATCH: Meet Vantage president Michael Jungen


Vantage announced the launch of The Joy Economy at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe. Planet Attractions spoke to the Whitewater division’s new president, Michael Jungen, about the campaign and what he hopes to deliver with the technology

WATCH: Meet Conductr CEO and co-founder Peter Cliff


Experiential design collective Conductr made its first appearance at an IAAPA show this year as part of the Experience UK stand in London. Planet Attractions spoke to co-founder and CEO Peter Cliff about the start-up and its plans for the future

Triotech announces major partnership with Puy du Fou Asia


Triotech has landed a deal with Puy du Fou Asia that will see the dynamic attractions specialist supply several attractions to the upcoming SAGA attraction in Shanghai

BoldMove to showcase AR Hybrid Quest attraction at IAAPA Expo Europe


BoldMove will offer attendees a close-up look at its AR Hybrid Quest attraction

A new take on dark rides: Ernest Yale and Nol van Genuchten on OCT’s game-changing walkthrough attraction from Triotech


OCT Group has debuted a first-of-its-kind attraction at its new Fabland Valley Resort in China. Triotech’s Ernest Yale and Nol van Genuchten speak to Planet Attractions about the exciting new multi-path dark ride, how it came to be and what it could mean for future attractions

WhiteWater to showcase Icon Tower at IAAPA Expo Europe


WhiteWater is set to offer attendees a first look at its record-breaking Icon Tower at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe

Meet the team behind IAAPA Expo Europe


Planet Attractions recently travelled to meet the team behind IAAPA Expo Europe - the EMEA region’s largest trade show for the attractions industry. Here’s what to expect from this year’s show.

Convious to demonstrate full capabilities of eCommerce platform on rocket ship booth at IAAPA Expo Europe


Convious will recreate the guest experience to showcase the full capabilities of its cloud-based sales and marketing solution with an interactive, rocket ship-themed booth

Guests can now enjoy different experiences on the same ride at the same time thanks to new TiO innovation from Holovis


Holovis has created an innovative two-in-one system that supports the delivery of two different media or real-time interactive experiences simultaneously within the same ride or attraction

accesso promises to ‘showcase the future of mobile’ at IAAPA Expo Europe


accesso is set to showcase what it calls ‘the future of mobile consumer engagement’ at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe, with expanded solutions designed to help operators connect, engage and build loyalty with visitors

Alterface unveils new Action League theme designs ahead of IAAPA Expo Europe


Alterface has revealed new theming and media packages for its award-winning Action League dark ride

FORREC to showcase new projects at IAAPA Expo Europe


Experience design firm FORREC will be on hand to discuss several of its high-profile projects, including the new Legoland Korea Resort, at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe

Attractions.io to showcase new wayfinding features at IAAPA Expo Europe


Attractions.io is adding a new feature to its mobile platform with the company set to showcase its new for 2022 wayfinding solution at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe

Immersive attraction dedicated to Prince opens in Chicago


An immersive experience celebrating the life and music of rock legend Prince has opened in Chicago

FORREC partners with Sun Group to develop entertainment projects in Vietnam


FORREC and Sun Group have formed a long-term strategic partnership to develop world-class tourism projects in Vietnam

Triotech to present new standing theatre attraction and announce major European theme park project at IAAPA Expo Europe


Media-based attractions specialist Triotech will showcase a new stand-up flying theatre attraction and announce a major European theme park project at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe

Simworx to showcase new ride concepts at IAAPA Expo Europe


The dynamic media-based attractions specialist will showcase several new ride concepts at IAAPA Expo Europe

Mather develops visitor experience for hydroelectric scheme on Scotland’s River Ness


Mather & Co has developed the visitor experience for Hydro Ness - a new hydro scheme in Scotland on the River Ness that generates renewable energy using an Archimedes Screw

Some handy tips to get waterpark operators through the busiest time of year


As we enter the busiest time of the year for most waterpark operators, the team at WhiteWater has offered some tips to ensure the season runs smoothly

Ben Dowson to lead creative division at Conductr


Experiential design collective Conductr has appointed Ben Dowson to oversee the company’s creative division

The museum that’s introduced special glasses to help colour-blind people see art in a whole new light


Colour deficient and colour-blind visitors to Australia’s Chau Chak Wing Museum are now being offered special glasses to see works of art in clear, vibrant colour for the first time

FlowRider launches nature-inspired FlowSurf technology to create ‘never-ending’ waves


FlowRider’s FlowSurf technology was inspired by river waves and creates never-ending waves

Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum launches The Open Era gallery


The redeveloped ‘The Open Era’ gallery is now open to the public at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum

Holovis and Azimuth partner to bring XR technology to Malaysia and Southeast Asia


Holovis and Azimuth have teamed up with grand plans to develop an XR content creation and digital engineering team in Malaysia, making the country a hub for the Southeast Asia region in XR technology development

Vinwonders Nha Trang reopens expanded Tropical Paradise waterpark


The Tropical Paradise waterpark - part of the VinWonders Nha Trang Amusement Park - has reopened its doors following an expansion featuring new Polin attractions

Sofar Sounds partners with Tiqets for concert series at iconic attractions in London and San Francisco


The concert series, the second such partnership between Sofar Sounds and Tiqets, will see artists perform at iconic attractions in London and San Francisco.

Industry veteran Anthony Van Dam announces retirement from FORREC after 34 years


FORREC’s Anthony Van Dam is set to leave the company after 34 years following his retirement announcement

The generation game: How modern POS is transforming attractions operations


How do you develop a POS system that caters to both digital natives and the generation before them? Convious’s Miendu Dang has the answers

Ryan Stana and Robin Breese-Davies on what’s next for RWS and ted


Following the RWS acquisition of The Experience Department, Planet Attractions travelled to ted HQ to meet RWS CEO Ryan Stana and ted CEO Robin Breese-Davies to see what’s next following the landmark deal

Simworx takes riders on an adventure through the clouds with new dark ride attraction at Vietnam’s Sun World theme park


The highly-anticipated ‘Flying Eyes’ dark ride opened at the Sun World Theme Park in late April

Scotland’s historic Gretna Green welcomes new visitor experience


An iconic wedding destination is now home to a new visitor experience, with designers Mather & Co behind the newly-opened Gretna Green Experience

Suppliers recognised in Asia Attractions Golden Crown Awards


A number of attractions suppliers and manufacturers have been named winners of China’s prestigious Golden Crown Awards

Hettema Group and Themespace merge to form THG


The Hettema Group and Themespace are to combine their talents to form a single independent creative studio known as THG

Gaming with your hands: Ultraleap introduces new hand-tracking technology for VR headsets


Ultraleap is introducing a new tool to allow the use of hand tracking while wearing a Pico Neo 3 VR headset

RWS Entertainment Group announces acquisition of The Experience Department


ted is the latest company to come under the RWS umbrella, with the entertainment group now able to add a number of new strings to its ever-expanding bow

The Netflix approach: How user segmentation is changing the visitor experience game


Attractions.io’s Peter O’Dare explains how user segmentation is transforming the visitor experience for the better

Record-breaking Fønix debuts at Fårup Sommerland


The hotly-anticipated Fønix from Vekoma has opened to the public at Fårup Sommerland with the new rollercoaster representing the park’s largest investment ever

Enhancing the digital experience: Marwell Zoo adopts Attractions.io technology for launch of new app


Marwell Zoo and Attractions.io have teamed up for the development of a brand new app designed to enhance the visitor’s digital experience

Pyek Group names Accesso as dedicated technology partner


The companies have entered into a three-year partnership that will see Accesso supply its point of sale solutions across four of Pyek Group’s waterparks

WhiteWater marks World Water Day with Swim Drink Fish partnership


WhiteWater will work alongside Swim Drink Fish to promote sustainability in the attractions industry and clear Canada’s waterways

George Walker named as VP of creative development at Holovis


Walker joins the company with more than 20 years experience, having held senior creative roles at Universal Creative and Dynamic Attractions

Emperor: California’s tallest, fastest and longest dive coaster opens at SeaWorld


The B&M-designed Emperor has opened to the public at SeaWorld San Diego

Tait Group announces acquisition of Thinkwell


Leading experience designers Thinkwell have been acquired by Tait

Immersive design is the bridge between physical attractions and the metaverse


How does an immersive experience tie in with the metaverse? John Munro, CEO and chief creative officer for storytellers Immersive has the answers

Matteo Ferrarini to drive waterpark growth in Italy following Polin appointment


Polin has named Matteo Ferrarini new business development manager of its Western Europe team in Italy

Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure announces ambitious expansion


Park operators have submitted a planning application for a four-acre interactive play land

Moonraker steps into full-dome market with launch of ‘Moonbase: The Next Step’


Award-winning visual effects studio Moonraker is eyeing the planetarium market with the launch of its latest product - a full-dome experience that shows guests what it would be like to live and work on the moon

Merlin to use Attractions.io mobile wallet technology across operator’s entire theme park portfolio


Attractions.io partnership with Merlin Entertainments has been expanded to include the supplier’s mobile wallet technology at all Merlin-operated theme parks

Attractions Calendar: Your diary dates for 2022


With so many big things coming in the year ahead, we’ve rounded up all the key events taking place this year. Welcome to your attractions calendar for 2022.

Explore the seven seas with new VR attraction from BoldMove


WaterSlider VR is the latest offering from BoldMove, with the new product offering an underwater VR experience inside a life raft

Behind the magic: FORREC’s Eric O’Rourke reveals all about MOTIONGATE’s new John Wick and Now You See Me attractions


A pair of highly anticipated John Wick and Now You See Me attractions are making their way to MOTIONGATE at Dubai Parks and Resorts. Planet Attractions spoke to FORREC’s Eric O’Rourke about the record-breaking new additions

Lagotronics to develop new attractions for major theme park development in the Philippines


Lagotronics Projects will develop several media-based attractions, including a VR coaster and a dark ride for the upcoming Pradera Islands theme park

Cityneon subsidiary Animax to develop new global R&D facility in Wuxi, China


Cityneon has announced a deal with the Wuxi Jingkai Government to develop a global R&D facility in the city of Wuxi in China

Andy Povey to lead UK and Ireland operations for Convious following appointment


Convious has named Andy Povey as its new managing director for the UK and Ireland, with Povey set to lead the company’s ambitious growth plan for the region

Reimagining the guest experience in a mobile-first world with accesso


We’re not far off Mark Zuckerberg’s big reveal of the metaverse and what that means for the future, but when it comes to attractions, there are some companies already well ahead of the curve. Andrew Jacobs, accesso’s chief commercial officer, explains what it means for operators to be in a mobile-first world.

YellowRoc and ActiveLeisure announce partnership to develop themed attractions


YellowRoc and ActiveLeisure have announced a partnership to deliver a complete construction and installation service for themed attractions

Polin reveals plans to become net-zero, launches Bright environmental initiative


The water ride manufacturer will offer new sustainable services and products as part of its commitment to decarbonise the attractions industry

Triotech wins two prestigious Brass Ring Awards at IAAPA 2021


The company won prizes for best new product and best exhibit at this year’s IAAPA Brass Ring Awards

IAAPA 2021: Simworx and Katapult launch midway media-based Ferrari attraction


The Ferrari Experience comprises immersive simulator rides, an eSports adrenaline hub and an exclusive themed dining experience

IAAPA 2021: Holovis to debut 360Golf concept in partnership with Adventure Golf & Sports


The concept combines lighting, projection, audio and special effects to create an immersive mini-golf experience

IAAPA 2021: VRsenal set to showcase multiplayer unattended VR Arcade platform


A new virtual reality platform from VRsenal can double efficiency, throughput and ROI in footprint and price compared to the company’s previous single-player model

IAAPA 2021: Simworx to showcase recent projects


Simworx will be on hand to discuss several of its projects, including the newly opened Massameer Experience Ride at Boulevard RUH City in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

IAAPA 2021: Frontgrid to preview upcoming ParadropVR Pod attraction


ParadropVR Pod is a compact, attendant-free version of the company’s Paradrop VR attraction

IAAPA 2021: Gateway Ticketing offers glimpse into the guest experience with immersive Guest Journey


Gateway’s immersive Guest Journey experience enables operators to experience their attraction from a guest perspective

Illuminarium Experiences expands partnership with Accesso as operator prepares to make AREA15 debut in 2022


Illuminarium Experiences and Accesso are teaming up once again, with the operator set to make its Las Vegas debut at the highly-popular AREA15 immersive entertainment venue in 2022

IAAPA Expo Europe 2021: SimEx-Iwerks partners with Red Raion on new Dino Island adventure


The new attraction combines cutting-edge multimedia with world-class storytelling with a flying theatre experience

High-profile Forrec attractions to be showcased at IAAPA Expo Europe


Forrec has worked on several high-profile projects, including the Nickelodeon Universe indoor theme park at American Dream

7thSense’s Pico to power Experience UK wall display at IAAPA Expo Europe


7thSense will be exhibiting at IAAPA Expo Europe as part of the Experience UK Pavilion

Attractions.io to unveil new F&B solution at IAAPA Expo Europe


Attractions.io has developed a direct-to-table in-app food ordering system for those who want to maintain social distancing

BoldMove to showcase Smash & Reload dark ride at IAAPA Expo Europe


Smash & Reload is a family-friendly attraction that combines competitive gameplay with a fun and interactive IP

Gateway Ticketing to showcase Galaxy upgrade at IAAPA Expo Europe


The upgraded Galaxy is an integrated solution combining ticketing, admission control, resource management

Simworx targets FEC market with new launches


Simworx will showcase two new attractions aimed at smaller venues at family entertainment centres at this year’s IAAPA Europe Expo

Lagotronics Projects to introduce Battle Arena attraction at IAAPA Expo Europe


Battle Arena is a new interactive ride concept from Lagotronics Projects that pits riders against each other as they battle to score points

Simworx appoints Paul Kent to drive global sales


Kent will be responsible for leading business development for the company

Pixel Artworks lights up Warwick Castle with Sundown Spectacular


Pixel Artworks has worked with Merlin Entertainments to develop Sundown Spectacular - an all-new lightshow at Warwick Castle celebrating the end of the British summer

Soaring through Changbaishan with new attraction from Brogent Technologies


China has welcomed a flying theatre to its Changbaishan Biosphere Reserve with Brogent Technologies supplying the landmark new attraction

Kraftwerk Living Technologies introduces Night at the Manor 4D theatre experience


The experience was developed to meet growing demands for high-end turnkey solutions and reliable technology

Mather & Co announced as exhibition design partner for Inverness Castle redevelopment


The Highland Council has appointed Mather & Co to help transform the castle into a world-class attraction

Avonturenpark Hellendoorn eliminates F&B queues with Convious Mobile Food Ordering solution


The Mobile Food Ordering system saves guests time and reduces the risk of COVID transmission



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